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When quarterback AJ McCarron leads Alabama into Auburn on Saturday with an unbeaten record and a shot at the SEC title on the line, he'll be cheered on by girlfriend Katherine Webb.
All well and good, except that she's an Auburn graduate.
"This is the first actual game, Iron Bowl, that I will be attending," Webb told USA Today Sports. "I don't know what to expect and I'm really nervous."
|Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, will be cheering against the school she graduated from, Auburn.|
With so much on the line for top-ranked Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC) and No. 4 Auburn (10-1, 6-1), Webb is concerned with how fans will treat her.
"Honestly, I don't know what to expect," Webb, who was Miss Alabama in 2012, told USA Today. "AJ, just in his protective nature, we talked about it [Wednesday] night and he was like, 'I'm concerned. I don't know what the fans are gonna do.' And I'm like, 'It's OK. I'll be sweet, genuine and nice like I always am if anything were to happen.'
"Even in my experience at Auburn, it's been very, very rare to see fans that have been rude or anything like that."
Webb graduated from Auburn in 2011.
"I didn't get to go to the Iron Bowl whenever I was in school because I ended up having to sell my student ticket because I was running low on cash," she said, according to USA Today.
McCarron's legacy is forefront in her mind these days, even if he is concerned about her safety.
"Of course I want to see AJ have that fourth championship ring, so I really want them to do well," she said to USA Today. "That's what I'm nervous about."
McCarron got his first national title ring as a redshirt freshman in 2009 and the other two from the Crimson Tide's back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.